By Tim BrittonAfter a fantastic rookie season that ended with a trip to the Pro Bowl, it's been a rough sophomore campaign for Devin McCourty. McCourty's struggles at corner -- and New England's lack of depth behind him -- was placed in stark light on Sunday, when he played safety for the first time in his professional career.
Head coach Bill Belichick thinks McCourty is perfectly capable of making the transition.
"I think he has physical ability, I think he has certainly the mental makeup, making adjustments, understanding what the concepts are, making smart decisions back there, reading, recognizing all those things," said Belichick on Monday. "He has good skills in all those areas."
McCourty recorded his second interception of the season on Sunday.
The Patriots have had a revolving door at safety, with James Ihedigbo, Sterling Moore and converted receiver Matthew Slater all playing there. Belichick said the move from corner to safety, while easier than some transitions, isn't...